Canon: Collaboration with Uganda Press Photo Award our commitment to spotlighting talented photographers

Canon Central and North Africa, a world leader in imaging solutions, is proud to announce its involvement in Uganda Press Photo Awards and its three category awards.

The first award is the Uganda Press Photo Award that invites all Ugandan photojournalists and photographers to submit their best work where they stand to win a CANON EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR which will come with an EF 24-70mm lens.

A statement by Canon said, “Entrants will also have the opportunity to showcase their work in the annual exhibition which features some of the best visual storytellers Uganda has to offer. Participants can submit their images (published or unpublished) in six varied categories: News, Daily Life, Environment, People, Sports & Urban.”

The second award is the East African Photography Award.

This award, according to the statement, is open to citizens of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda who are invited to share their photo essays documenting and sharing the different realities from various corners of their region.

“The stories submitted should have images working in tandem to create a clear narrative of whichever topic the photographer wishes to focus on,” said Canon.

“The winner of the EAPA will take home a Canon EOS RP with a 24-105mm lens and a lens adapter.”

The UPPA and EAPA will be judged by an international jury composed of photography professionals including Yasuyoshi Chiba, Carielle Doe, Georgina Goodwin, Frédéric Noy, Cynthia Matonhdze, Lekgetho Makola (SA), Benjamin Füglister, Sarah Waiswa, Mallory Benedict, Uche Okpa-Iroha and Paul Boates.

“Furthermore, emerging photographers between the ages of 21 and 28 with an interest in documentary photography are also invited to participate in the Young Photographer Award. Awaiting the winner is a CANON EOS 77D with 18-55mm lens as well as the opportunity to participate in a seven-month mentorship programme and to exhibit their work during UPPA 2021,” Canon added.

The judging panel of YPA judges will include Ala Khier, Annette Sebba, Edward Echwalu, Katie Simmonds, Juliette Garms and Anna Kućma.

Amine Djouahra, Sales and Marketing Director at Canon Central and North Africa, said: “Our collaborations with Uganda Press Photo Award aims to support the development of photography through the recognition of new talent.

“We are very proud to support these kinds of events and to empower winners with a Canon camera. We believe this is an important tool which can be used to develop the winners’ art and creativity to new levels”.

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